Race to the Bottom: Deep Sea Mining Is the Next Frontier
The untapped trove of metals on the ocean floor might be the key to a greener future—or an environmental catastrophe.
Germany Confronts Its Nuclear Demons
Opposition to all things nuclear was the bedrock of the modern German political psyche. Then came Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Russia’s War Is the End of Climate Policy as We Know It
Ironically, geopolitical strife and energy scarcity will do more for the climate than decades of ardent policies.
Chile Bets Big on Green Hydrogen
The country aims to lure investors and become a global clean energy hub.
Ecuador’s Distant Dream of a Green Recovery
The debt-saddled country is struggling to meet its climate goals under IMF austerity.
AMLO’s Electrical Faceoff
Mexico and the United States might be headed for their biggest clash yet under USMCA.
Shifting Mining From the Global South Misses the Point of Climate Justice
Onshoring critical minerals mining doesn’t address the root causes of predatory extraction.
3 Reasons Nuclear Power Has Returned to the Energy Debate
If we believed our own rhetoric about the climate crisis, support for nuclear would be much higher.
What 2021 Meant for the Fight Against Climate Change
Time to avoid climate change’s worse impacts is running out. What did 2021 change?
5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About 2022
Start the new year on a bright note: Here are five things to be excited about.
Why the Climate Panic About Africa Is Wrong
Once again, the rich world sees Africans as a threat to the planet.
Fossil Fuel’s Downfall Could Be America’s Too
How U.S. polluters might drag the country’s economy down with them.
It’s Time to Be Honest About Fossil Fuels’ Role in Energy Transition
As soaring fuel inflation turns into a political risk, Biden needs a smarter energy policy fast.
The Gap Between Talk and Action on Climate Is on Full Display in Glasgow
Environmental disasters are rapidly engulfing the world. Can bureaucracy meet their pace?
Rich Countries’ Climate Policies Are Colonialism in Green
At COP26, developed-world governments are working to keep the global south poor.
After COP26, Scottish Independence Can’t Be Fueled by Oil
The economic case against leaving the United Kingdom is stronger than ever.